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Favorite Tropical Fruits Growing in Turkey

Tropical regions with a temperate climate and heavy rainfall throughout the year cover approximately 40 percent of the earth. And there are many plants that grow endemically in these regions and conquer the hearts with their taste. Pineapples and mangoes are the most well-known tropical fruits worldwide. Especially tropical fruits, which are rich in minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates, are also very useful in terms of healthy nutrition. These fruits, which have a rich nutrient source, are increasing their popularity day by day in Turkey. Now we drink pitaya juice or consume kumquats other than bananas and pineapples... Tropical fruits in Turkey, which are mostly grown in hot climates such as Antalya, Alanya, and Gazipaşa, are about to reach an economically important value in these years. So, let's take a closer look at these tropical fruits that get into our house more day by day and are produced in Turkey.


Everyone thinks of bananas first when it comes to tropical fruits that grow in Turkey, of course... Banana requires a hot climate and moist soil. It is produced mostly in Anamur in Turkey. It helps both digestion and bone development thanks to the many vitamins it has. It is also known to be good for cardiovascular diseases in the long term.


Pineapple fruit, which accelerates metabolism, is widely consumed in diets. It is grown in the Aegean and Mediterranean region even though its cultivation is limited in Turkey. This tropical fruit, which is quite sweet, is rich in vitamins. In addition, it is also very rich in calcium and iron.


Mango, which grows on very high trees, has been cultivated in Manavgat in recent years. It is beneficial for the eyes and is quite good against blood pressure and some types of cancer. If mango can withstand the climate conditions of Turkey, we will see mangoes more often in the future.


Tropical fruits in Turkey now include avocados that we are all familiar with. Rich in potassium, avocado is also used in salads. It is also very effective in balancing cholesterol. You can prefer the slightly softened avocados. Make sure that the avocado you buy hard from the grocery store is at least 200 grams. Because prematurely collected small avocados are very unlikely to soften.


Famous in Asian countries, this fruit is very useful in weight loss and fighting infection. This tropical fruit, especially recommended for dieters, prevents constipation and is good for eye diseases.


It grows in certain regions of the Black Sea, especially Rize, and in high and humid regions of the Mediterranean Sea. It is also one of the tropical fruits grown in the Marmara and Aegean regions. Kiwifruit, one of the tropical fruits cultivated in Turkey, is incredibly rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Kiwifruit has also been proven to help digestion and to be good for the skin.


One of the tropical fruits cultivated in Turkey is Pomelo, also known as Chinese grapefruit. This tropical fruit, which grows especially in Antalya, contains plenty of vitamin C. It weighs approximately two kilos. Peeling pomelo is quite troublesome like pineapple since it is a little large.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit, which has a hard shell and resembles a little pineapple, is another tropical fruit cultivated in Turkey. It has been grown in Antalya and Mersin in recent years. It has been proven by experts to support the immune system and to be beneficial to the skin. It is also known for its aphrodisiac effect. 


One of the tropical fruits grown in Turkey is kumquat, also known as cumquat. It is grown a lot in Turkey, especially in Rize. This fruit is from the citrus genus and will leave a slightly sour taste in your mouth. You can eat without peeling them. It facilitates blood circulation by cleaning the blood.


One of the tropical fruits cultivated in Turkey is starfruit. You see the shape of a star when you cut it sideways. This fruit has a sour taste. Starfruit, also known as carambola, is rich in vitamin C. It has an effect that strengthens the immune system and reduces diabetes. It prevents the formation of cancer cells.


Pitaya, which is consumed mostly in countries such as Vietnam and China, is a fruit that strengthens immunity! The fruit, which is said to be good for diabetes, is a fruit that dieters add to their meals because it accelerates metabolism.